Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 445 443
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 -42
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1085 1254 1448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 845 954 1200
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +6.67%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157092 170968 192910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123714 142316 158568
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 1028 £45,000 +2.27% 54
UK excluding London -34 662 £40,000 -0.62% 40
London -3 386 £52,500 -4.55% 16
South East -9 212 £37,500 -16.67% 8
South West +1 123 £40,000 -6.43% 5
North of England -31 113 £35,500 +1.43% 16
East of England +35 108 £45,000 +2.27% 5
North West -13 65 £37,500 - 11
Midlands -51 63 £40,000 +8.11% 4
West Midlands -29 45 £40,500 +33.88%
Yorkshire -15 44 £37,500 +8.70% 5
Scotland +9 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East Midlands +15 17 £37,000 -6.33% 4
Northern Ireland - 13 - -
Wales +6 5 £25,000 -25.93%
North East +15 4 £34,500 -1.43%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 417 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (35.94%) SQL
3 330 (30.41%) Finance
4 309 (28.48%) Test Automation
5 263 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 234 (21.57%) .NET
7 226 (20.83%) Oracle
8 223 (20.55%) Microsoft
9 210 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 185 (17.05%) C#
11 171 (15.76%) QA
12 170 (15.67%) SDLC
13 160 (14.75%) HTML
14 155 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 155 (14.29%) Scrum
14 155 (14.29%) Unit Testing
15 150 (13.82%) Java
16 143 (13.18%) Integration Testing
17 142 (13.09%) Degree
18 132 (12.17%) PL/SQL
18 132 (12.17%) Windows
19 127 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
20 121 (11.15%) MVC
21 118 (10.88%) Regression Testing
22 117 (10.78%) SAP
22 117 (10.78%) ISEB
23 115 (10.60%) Software Engineering
23 115 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
24 113 (10.41%) Test Scripting
25 108 (9.95%) Selenium

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.58%) IIS
2 28 (2.58%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.12%) JBoss
5 21 (1.94%) DNN
5 21 (1.94%) Documentum
6 20 (1.84%) Jetty
6 20 (1.84%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle UPK
10 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.46%) Apache
12 4 (0.37%) Confluence
13 3 (0.28%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.092%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.092%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 66 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.092%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.092%) CATIA
5 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.092%) Simulink
5 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 72 (6.64%) Oracle EBS
2 62 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 53 (4.88%) SAP CO
3 53 (4.88%) SAP FI
3 53 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 43 (3.96%) Oracle Financials
5 37 (3.41%) Oracle 11i
6 36 (3.32%) Oracle Retail
7 32 (2.95%) SAP S/4HANA
8 27 (2.49%) Oracle Payroll
9 26 (2.40%) Oracle HRMS
9 26 (2.40%) Oracle Payables
10 25 (2.30%) Oracle Assets
10 25 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
10 25 (2.30%) Oracle Receivables
11 23 (2.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 20 (1.84%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
14 9 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.38%) SaaS
3 10 (0.92%) GitHub
3 10 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 5 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.37%) Force.com
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.28%) Office 365
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.18%) Google Play
8 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.092%) Heroku
9 1 (0.092%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.84%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.66%) HTTP
3 14 (1.29%) AMQP
4 13 (1.20%) Wireless
5 12 (1.11%) Intranet
6 11 (1.01%) VoIP
7 9 (0.83%) Internet
8 7 (0.65%) SMS
9 5 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.28%) Firewall
10 3 (0.28%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.28%) LDAP
10 3 (0.28%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.092%) 3G
12 1 (0.092%) DNS
12 1 (0.092%) LAN
12 1 (0.092%) RTP
12 1 (0.092%) SSH
12 1 (0.092%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.19%) Hadoop
3 51 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (3.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 38 (3.50%) SQLPlus
6 33 (3.04%) MySQL
7 32 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (2.30%) Big Data
11 22 (2.03%) Couchbase
11 22 (2.03%) MongoDB
11 22 (2.03%) Redis
11 22 (2.03%) Riak
11 22 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (9.95%) Selenium
3 84 (7.74%) Visual Studio
4 82 (7.56%) JIRA
5 63 (5.81%) Jenkins
6 56 (5.16%) Git (software)
7 40 (3.69%) HP UFT
8 38 (3.50%) Cucumber
9 29 (2.67%) Subversion
10 23 (2.12%) SoapUI
10 23 (2.12%) SpecFlow
11 22 (2.03%) Zephyr
12 21 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.84%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.75%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.47%) Appium
15 16 (1.47%) FitNesse
15 16 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (1.47%) Vagrant
16 13 (1.20%) TestRail
General
1 330 (30.41%) Finance
2 72 (6.64%) Telecoms
3 69 (6.36%) General Ledger
4 67 (6.18%) Retail
5 55 (5.07%) Banking
6 45 (4.15%) Legal
7 27 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 23 (2.12%) Marketing
9 22 (2.03%) Electronics
10 17 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.38%) Back Office
12 13 (1.20%) Law
13 12 (1.11%) Aerospace
13 12 (1.11%) Front Office
14 11 (1.01%) Billing
14 11 (1.01%) Games
14 11 (1.01%) Military
15 10 (0.92%) Automotive
16 9 (0.83%) Advertising
16 9 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 352 (32.44%) Analyst
2 331 (30.51%) Developer
3 167 (15.39%) Test Analyst
4 134 (12.35%) Consultant
5 84 (7.74%) C# Developer
6 81 (7.47%) SAP Consultant
7 78 (7.19%) .NET Developer
8 73 (6.73%) Java Developer
9 65 (5.99%) Oracle Analyst
10 60 (5.53%) SQL Developer
10 60 (5.53%) Tester
11 58 (5.35%) Business Analyst
11 58 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 55 (5.07%) Support Analyst
13 44 (4.06%) Architect
14 43 (3.96%) Oracle Support Analyst
14 43 (3.96%) Test Manager
15 41 (3.78%) Financial Analyst
16 37 (3.41%) Software Developer
16 37 (3.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (21.57%) .NET
2 160 (14.75%) HTML
3 108 (9.95%) CSS
4 99 (9.12%) XML
5 94 (8.66%) ASP.NET
6 79 (7.28%) Web Services
7 76 (7.00%) AngularJS
8 69 (6.36%) HTML5
9 67 (6.18%) jQuery
10 65 (5.99%) SOAP
11 52 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 50 (4.61%) JSON
12 50 (4.61%) WCF
13 49 (4.52%) .NET Framework
14 38 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (3.50%) Kafka
15 37 (3.41%) WinForms
16 35 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 35 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 59 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 50 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.04%) Data Structures
6 32 (2.95%) NHS
7 29 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.21%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.84%) User Experience
10 18 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 18 (1.66%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.11%) Digital Currency
11 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.92%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.65%) Equities
14 7 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.17%) Windows
2 100 (9.22%) Linux
3 64 (5.90%) Unix
4 59 (5.44%) Android
5 53 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 34 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.84%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.38%) Solaris
10 14 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.46%) CentOS
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.092%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (28.48%) Test Automation
3 263 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 170 (15.67%) SDLC
5 155 (14.29%) Scrum
5 155 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 143 (13.18%) Integration Testing
7 121 (11.15%) MVC
8 118 (10.88%) Regression Testing
9 115 (10.60%) Software Engineering
10 113 (10.41%) Test Scripting
11 106 (9.77%) Test Strategy
12 100 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 92 (8.48%) Migration
14 86 (7.93%) Project Management
15 84 (7.74%) GAP Analysis
16 83 (7.65%) Software Testing
17 79 (7.28%) Functional Testing
18 76 (7.00%) Validation
19 75 (6.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 390 (35.94%) SQL
2 185 (17.05%) C#
3 155 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 150 (13.82%) Java
5 132 (12.17%) PL/SQL
6 70 (6.45%) C++
7 58 (5.35%) C
8 56 (5.16%) Python
9 48 (4.42%) Ruby
10 41 (3.78%) VB.NET
11 39 (3.59%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.67%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.49%) PHP
14 26 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.40%) Scala
15 19 (1.75%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.57%) ABAP
16 17 (1.57%) Perl
17 13 (1.20%) VB
18 10 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (13.09%) Degree
2 117 (10.78%) ISEB
3 101 (9.31%) ISTQB
4 76 (7.00%) Security Cleared
5 70 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 46 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (4.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.74%) PhD
11 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.18%) APMP
13 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.092%) CBAP
14 1 (0.092%) HNC
14 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.092%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (15.76%) QA
2 20 (1.84%) PMO
3 17 (1.57%) SLA
4 5 (0.46%) MiFID
4 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.37%) HL7
6 3 (0.28%) COBIT
6 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) ECSS
7 2 (0.18%) GAMP
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.092%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.21%) Docker
3 13 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.83%) Firmware
6 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.28%) HDFS
8 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.092%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (2.12%) Ansible
2 17 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.57%) Puppet
3 16 (1.47%) Cobbler
4 14 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.092%) Nessus
5 1 (0.092%) Nmap
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.092%) Salt
5 1 (0.092%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 226 (20.83%) Oracle
2 223 (20.55%) Microsoft
3 117 (10.78%) SAP
4 39 (3.59%) HP
5 36 (3.32%) Retek
6 27 (2.49%) VMware
7 26 (2.40%) EMC
8 25 (2.30%) Telerik
9 20 (1.84%) RedGate
10 19 (1.75%) IBM
11 18 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.66%) Remedy
12 16 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.29%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.20%) Hyperion
15 11 (1.01%) Xerox
16 10 (0.92%) Apple
17 8 (0.74%) JDA
17 8 (0.74%) Pardot
17 8 (0.74%) PeopleSoft